Austin Sunshine Camps is the only, free overnight camp for underserved youth in Texas. UT students serve the campers of Austin Sunshine Camps through volunteering and fundraising efforts. UT students will volunteer throughout the year spreading awareness of Austin Sunshine Camps and its mission, as well as volunteer as a counselor and mentor to youth from historically underinvested communities in Austin and surrounding areas.
UT students volunteer at Zilker Lodge, tucked inside the heart of Zilker Park. Campers and counselors enjoy a magical week of swimming in Barton Springs, hiking the Greenbelt and sleeping inside of one Austin’s most iconic places.
ASC operates June through August. Over the course of one summer, ASC will host eight, 1-week sessions. Each session is five day, four nights of fun!
UT students volunteer at one session each summer.
UT students will serve as counselors for campers ages 8-15. Our campers are 41% Latino, 31% Black and 20% white. Almost campers quality for free or reduced lunch or are in the foster care system.
ASC aims to give campers the summer they will never forget. Counselors need to commit to providing a high-quality camp experience. Counselors will need to be passionate, empathic and a team player!